Physics 'AS' & 'A2' at Temple Moor High School
“A physicist is just an atoms way of looking at itself.” Neils Bohr
Physics is constantly helping us to understand the world around us, from the micro to macro structures in the universe and how they interact to produce various phenomena.
Physics is helping us to advance our understanding of the properties and behaviours of materials, relevant in many engineering capacities.
Particles and waves where you will learn about the discovery of the atom, subatomic groupings, types of wave and wave behaviours
Mechanics and materials where you learn about scalar and vector quantities, motion, conservation of energy, the properties of materials and thermodynamics
Electricity where you will learn about the characteristics of different components, the relationships between PD, current and resistance, EMF and device application
Nuclear physics where you will learn about the structure of the atom experiments, radiation, decay and instability, nuclear fission and nuclear safety.
To be a success in physics you will need a keen interest in science in general and a strong resilience. Physics both requires and develops problem solving and logical thinking skills, in particular with abstract concepts. You will need to be able to communicate ideas clearly and be comfortable with numeracy in order to support ideas with mathematical proof and evidence. Students with GCSE grades 6 and up in science and maths would be the most suitable candidates.
3 x 2 hour written exams A level. Competency in practical physics based upon completion of required practical activities.
Physics is a seriously useful subject for the majority of STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) careers and you’ll find physicists everywhere, in industry, transport, government, universities, the armed forces, the secret service, games companies, research labs and more.
Physics is especially helpful for jobs that involve building things and developing new technologies, including: engineering (flight, buildings, space, you name it…), astronomy, robotics, renewable energies, computer science, communications, space exploration, science writing, sports and games technology, research and nanotechnology (that’s engineering on a seriously tiny molecular scale).
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